By Samuel Stewart
The PIAA’s expansion to six football classifications this season may not be the only massive change coming to the District 1 football landscape.
In a proposal released Thursday, District 1 is considering realignment for football teams that would eliminate conferences and instead place teams in divisions based on classification, enrollment numbers and geographical location.
The proposal will be voted on by the district’s Football Steering Committee in September. If adopted, the implementation date will be determined by the PIAA District One Committee, according to an email distributed by District 1 Executive Secretary Rod Stone and Assistant Executive Secretary Sean Kelly.
The proposal comes as a result of concerns expressed about the point based seeding for the District 1 Football Championships and the difficulties in non-league scheduling for certain schools. The move to six classifications furthered concerns over inequities in the seeding system especially for leagues with schools in multiple classifications.
In the proposal, realignment would feature: